Former Tyrone and London footballer Cathal McCarron looks set to rejoin his home county’s panel within the next three weeks.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Former Tyrone and London footballer Cathal McCarron looks set to rejoin his home county’s panel within the next three weeks. The Tyrone senior set-up (...)

Tyrone’s Stephen O’Neill and Donegal’s Neil McGee  are on course to meet again in next year’s Ulster championship. Photo: Russell Pritchard/Inpho

Despite the partial removal of the seeding arrangements in Munster’s football championship, All-Ireland champions Kerry and perennial rivals Cork have(...)

Remember this? Remember brutish Armagh against devilish Tyrone from the previous decade? Remember when nothing mattered, not the sport, not the lim(...)

Tyrone’s PJ Quinn tackles Louth’s Ryan Burns during Saturday’s All-Ireland senior football championship qualifier at  Healy Park, Omagh, Co Tyrone. Photograph: Inpho

Tyrone 2-21 Louth 0-10 In the end, Tyrone ran away with a tie that was finely balanced at the halfway stage. Louth trailed by just two points at half(...)

Tyrone’s Peter Harte confronts Monaghan’s  Dermot Malone during the Ulster SFC quarter-final at Clones. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

They do it differently at the World Cup. No doubt about it. I couldn’t help laughing last Thursday night as the Croatian and Brazilian players went ar(...)

The presumed absence of Conor McManus (above) has a part to play, obviously. Though he looks certain to appear at some stage, Monaghan are plainly a reduced force without him.  Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

There is a definite sense of now or never for Monaghan here. The mental block certain counties have when it comes to certain other counties is irratio(...)

Tyrone captain Sean Cavanagh and Conor Maginn of Down. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan.

Tyrone captain Seán Cavanagh has said that if faced with certain circumstances he would repeat the controversial rugby tackle foul on Conor McManus in(...)

Kildare’s Niall O’Muineachain lifts The Christy Ring Cup after victory over Kerry. Photograph: Inpho

Christy Ring Cup final Kildare 4-22 Kerry 2-22 Nicky Rackard Cup final Tyrone 1-17 Fingal 1-16 Lory Meagher Cup Longford 3-18 Ferm’agh(...)

Aggression and attitude: Down’s Conor Laverty fends off Tyrone’s Sean Cavanagh during their drawn Ulster quarter-final at Celtic 	Park, Derry. Photograph: Inpho

Tyrone v Down, Down v Tyrone. Two games in six days, both of them tense and physical and hard-fought all the way. Real Ulster Championship stuff, m(...)

Tyrone goalkeeper Niall Morgan takes to the line after receiving a black card in last week’s drawn Ulster senior football Championship preliminary round game against Down at Healy Park. Photograph: Inpho.Omagh, Tyrone 18/5/2014Tyrone vs DownTyrone’s Niall MorganMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Presseye/Russell Pritchard

Both teams would have been disappointed with last week’s outcome. Down manager James McCartan understandably said that he’d have taken a draw at ha(...)